Economic Development News

Announcing North America's Top 50 Economic Developers of 2019
Friday, May 10, 2019

Drumroll please! We are so excited to officially announce and congratulate this year's recipients of the Top 50 Economic Developer award for 2019. Each winner has been nominated by someone in the economic development or site consultant communities for their outstanding leadership and innovation in the profession. We hope you help us congratulate the

New Jersey-Based Company Plans Move to Cabarrus County
Monday, May 6, 2019

Hydromer, Inc., a New Jersey-based manufacturer, made an exciting announcement in April about their plans to move their operations to Concord, North Carolina this summer. Hydromer was built in 1981 and grew to become a leading developer of polymer-based products in the medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, as well as cosmetics, personal

Charlotte Regional Business Alliance Named Top ED Group for 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

May 1 - The Charlotte Regional Business Alliance has been named as one of the country’s Top Economic Development Groups for 2019 by Site Selection. The magazine bases its annual ranking on four objective criteria – jobs, capital investment, jobs per capita and investment per capita. The publication also looks at subjective criteria, such as

Global Manufacturer of Machine Tools Relocates U.S. Headquarters to Charlotte
Friday, February 15, 2019

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2019) - Porta North America, a subsidiary of Italy-based Porta-Solutions S.p.A., announced today they will relocate their North American headquarters from Newington, CT to 9233 Forsyth Park Drive in southwest Charlotte. In addition, the company is expanding its U.S. business operations with the opening of a North American Training

Amazon Distribution Center Finalized
Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Amazon Distribution Center Finalized Project to Create 1500 Jobs and $200 Million Investment August 1, 2018 – The Charlotte Chamber is excited to share that Amazon has completed the final steps in their commitment to locate a distribution center on 100 acres off Tuckaseegee Road, north of Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The center will

Yokohama Tire Corporation to open R&D Facility in Mecklenburg County
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Yokohama Tire Corporation to open R&D Facility in Mecklenburg County April 10, 2018 - Yokohama, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based The Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd., has announced plans to locate an R&D facility in Mecklenburg County. The Cornelius facility will create 56 jobs and generate $5.85 million investment for the area. Yokohama Tire Corporation is

KURZ to Build North American Headquarters in Mecklenburg County
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

KURZ to Build North American Headquarters in Mecklenburg County Huntersville, NC – KURZ, a worldwide leader in hot stamping and coating technology, has announced plans to build its North American headquarters on Patterson Road in Huntersville. Headquartered in Germany, KURZ will invest more than $18 million in the new facility and plans to hire 90

Chinese Forklift Manufacturer Opens U.S. Headquarters
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Chinese forklift manufacturer establishes U.S. headquarters in Charlotte April 3, 2018 - HangCha America, the American division of China’s largest forklift truck manufacturer, will open its U.S. headquarters in Charlotte. The location at 10405-A Granite Street will serve as a sales office and showroom as well as a customer service and warehouse

EY to Create 375 New Jobs with Mecklenburg County Expansion
Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Ernst & Young LLP (EY), one of the largest professional services organizations in the world, will expand in Mecklenburg County creating 375 jobs and investing $8.2 million in Charlotte over the next five years. The expansion includes development of an EY wavespace™ innovation center. The center will be part of the EY wavespace global network of

Aflac Celebrates Empowered Benefits Expansion in Charlotte and $100 Million Venture Capital Fund
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Charlotte, N.C. – Empowered Benefits, created in 2000 and acquired by Aflac in 2015, is expanding their newly renovated high-tech Charlotte offices at 525 N. Tryon Street from 14,000 to 30,500 square feet investing $3 million into the office space and adding 30 new jobs before the end of the year. The company has revolutionized consumer-driven

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